Gaming News Wrap [15 Apr 2015]

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Games

Star Wars Battlefront will be available on the Xbox One first. EA Access members will have access (yes, we see what we did there) to the game a few days ahead of everyone else. [More…]
And more teaser images for the upcoming gameplay reveal have been released. Cue excitement levels at maximum.

In case you may have missed it, the next expansion for Destiny – ‘House of Wolves’ – will not feature a new Raid. It will however feature a “new cooperative end game activity focused on variety, replayability, and skill – a new battle Arena called The Prison of Elders.” [More…]
Meanwhile, update 1.1.2 for Destiny is now out and weighs in at 4.3GB for Xbox One and 6GB for PS4. [More…]

Update 1.03 for Bloodborne should be available before the end of the month. The update will fix loading times and improve performance. [More…]
The game has sold through more than one million units worldwide since its release on 24 March. [More…]

State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition is now available for pre-purchase and pre-download for Xbox One. The game releases on 12 May. [More…]

Project CARS will run at 60fps on both Xbox One and PS4. However, on Xbox One, the game’s resolution will be 900p, while the PS4 version will run at 1080p. The PC version will feature “up to 12K resolution” putting both consoles to shame. More can be found in the game’s FAQ, including the PC requirements.

GTA V has launched for PC, but it has not done so without issues. Gamers with a Windows username containing characters outside of the alphabet or numbers one-to-10 seem to be affected and unable to play the game. Rockstar is working on a fix.

Mortal Kombat X on PC is also not in great shape with issues being reported by some gamers. The game is crashing reportedly due to Steam’s new download system. [More…]
In completely related news (to Mortal Kombat X that is), one piece of DLC is causing controversy. For $5 you can buy 30 ‘easy’ Fatalities, which seems to completely defeat the object of the game a little. [More…]

Patch 6.2 for World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor will add ship building and a number of other features, such as a new difficulty setting and a new raid. Details of the patch can be found here.

Hearthstone is now available for iOS and Android phones and is compatible with other versions of the game.

Sales & Discounts

This week’s Deals with Gold offer between 40% and 75% off a variety of titles including Metro, NHL 15 and The Evil Within for both Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Industry

Ubisoft is working on more projects set in the Child of Light universe. “More news soon” is promised.

Cities: Skylines has sold over one million units in around one month since its launch. [via Twitter]

Bill Paxton will play (disbarred) lawyer Jack Thompson in the upcoming BBC drama about the development of Grand Theft Auto. [More…]

Videos

Activision has revealed Guitar Hero Live. The reboot of the franchise is not backward compatible with the previous instruments and will place the player in a first person view. The game will be available this autumn (or spring in the southern hemisphere) for Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3 and WiiU, with the guitar costing $99.

The developers tools for Dying Light has been released. Get modding.

The first video made using the GTA V Roackstar Editor is ‘Running, Man’ by 8-Bit Bastard. It’s rather good actually.

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